Infrared inspection windows permit a safe and permanent viewing access into energized electrical equipment without disturbing operations.
Specifically developed for infrared and visual inspections, we use Fluke, CorDEX, LumaSense (formal Mikron) and IRISS infrared windows that are typically made of a steel or aluminium ring with a inner transparent crystal lens that is transparent to infrared energy. This allows hot-spot capture whilst maintaining enclosure rating. Infrared inspection windows can be quickly retro-fitted into many types of electrical equipment such as switchboards, switchgear, transformers, MCC’s and generator housings.
The benefits include:
Due to the nature of electrical switchgear, 90% of components that an electrician or thermographer want to inspect are normally locked behind bolted panel covers, cabinet doors with switched interlocks etc., making it dangerous to safely remove and routinely inspect live switch gear during live PM assessments. Safe working practices outlined in NFPA 70E have led to the development of retro-fitting infrared windows, which are now an approved method for live visual and infrared inspections. Geo Therm Ltd provide a retro-fitting inspection window service for your offshore and onshore electrical equipment needs.